New York City presented itself from its best side with sunshine and warm summer weather as a crowd of over 4,000 people gathered at the P.S.1 in Long Island City, on Saturday August 9, to witness the psychedelic Norsemen in Mungolian Jet Set perform their unique blend of electronica and jazz.
Mungolian Jet Set was hosted by the Royal Norwegian Consulate General and performed as part of the P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center’s critically acclaimed music series Warm Up. The Warm Up series has become one of the most anticipated summer events in New York City and has been voted best club by the Time Out New York readers, and named one of the ten hottest beach parties in the world by British newspaper The Observer.
The band, fronted by Pål Nyhus aka DJ Strangefruit, entered the stage dressed in a mix of traditional Mongolian costumes and something resembling the white protective suits worn by crime scene investigators. The crowd was on their feet from the very first second Mungolian Jet Set started playing, and kept dancing until DJ Strangefruit ended the night three hours later with his own house set.
"The crowd was unbelievable" said Pål Nyhus. "It is such a pleasure to perform for a bunch of people that are so receptive to your music. The event is called warm up, but this crowd was truly on fire."
The beautiful summer night ended with a light drizzle as DJ Strangefruit spun his last record and the tunes ebbed out. It was almost as if the city was sad to see the end of this amazing performance by the Mungolian Jet Set and DJ Strangefruit.
Erlend A Haugen